Peralta Digital Edition

222 FALL 2017 Information and classes are subject to change, please see online schedule for the latest information. See our website: http://bit.ly/PeraltaOnlineSchedule Designed by Chris Gatmaitan What is the California Dream Act? The California Dream Act is really two laws (AB 130 and AB 131) that were passed in 2011 and allow AB 540 students to apply for and receive several types of financial aid, including: • Board of Governors Fee Waivers (BOG’s) • State financial aid like Cal Grants* and Chafee Grants • Assistance from EOPS, CARE or CalWORKs • Privately-funded scholarships Check with your campus financial aid, scholarship, EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs offices to see what is available. What is an AB 540 student? You are an AB 540 student, and exempt from paying non-resident enrollment fees, if you meet all of the following criteria: • Attended a California high school for at least three years; • Graduated from a California high school, got a GED or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam; • Are registered or enrolled at a California community college; AND • If required, complete an affidavit saying you have filed (or will file when you are eligible to do so) for legal immigration status. Step 1: Determine if you are AB540 Eligible Step 2: Apply for any or all of the financial aid programs by filling out the California Dream Application. Go to https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ *Step 3: To apply for the Cal Grant, refer to the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (Non SSN) for the 2016-17 Academic Year at http://www.csac.ca.gov/

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